Memory ability in criminal investigations: Could you help?

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth are interested in witnesses memory in forensic contexts.

You can earn £5 or 1.5 course credits (psychology students) for your participation.

This study aims to increase our understanding of eyewitness memory performance and how it might be improved. It consists of one online session (20 mins) and one lab-based session (45 mins). In the online session you will be asked some questions about your own memory. In the lab-based session you will watch a video and then answer some questions about it. The lab-based part will take part in King Henry Building.

Native English speakers are required.

If you are interested you can access the first session of the study using this link.

You can also contact the Principal Investigator for more information: Renan Saraiva (

Volunteers must be:

  • Age: 18+
  • Gender: Either
  • Staff/Student: Both

More Information:

  • Dates: 23/2/2017 to 23/06/2017
  • Duration: 65 minutes
  • Location: King Henry Building

If you would like more information, contact Renan Saraiva at

This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: SFEC 2016-110

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